It’s birthday! I’m about to leave the mid twenties to the late twenties. But I think that’s more for next year. 27 is still mid twenties right?
So what happens on a birthday in Chad? Well for a normal birthday, not too much. Seems like about 60% of the population are registered as born on January 1 so New Years takes the cake that day. At the nutrition center we really have to work to get an approximate age for the kids. We ask what was happening when the kid was born? Was it raining? Was there rice? Were there mangoes? That’s usually accurate to about 3 months.
But I was born in a hospital as a premature little runt, just ready to get out and about at 4:10 am in San Bernardino on January 23rd. Some time around age 12 I started waking everyone up at 4:10 to let them know it was my birthday. Since that birthday when I set all the alarms in the house to go off simultaneously, my mom has been trying to get me back and every year it hasn’t worked. But this year she succeeded. Thanks Ma for me!
Other than that, it’s been a normal day. Work. Browse for cars. Speaking of which, we broke $10,000! Thanks guys! So instead of birthday gives, send cash or check to the previously mentioned places and we’ll reach the goal of $15,000! Yay!
Zachary Gately, MPH
Adventist Health International-Tchad
L’Hopital Adventiste de Béré
ATTN: Zachary Gately
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